Case | HBS Case Collection | March 2003 (Revised August 2005)

National Parks Conservation Association

by Forest L. Reinhardt and Briana Huntsberger


The National Parks Conservation Association seeks to help the U.S. National Park Service increase its efficiency by incorporating principles of business management so that American national parks will be better managed. Its efforts raise fundamental questions about the roles of government, firms, and nonprofits in a mixed capitalist economy as well as the appropriate differences in managerial practices across sectors.

Keywords: Nonprofit Organizations; Business or Company Management; Corporate Governance; Government and Politics; Natural Environment; Cooperation; Entertainment and Recreation Industry; Tourism Industry; Public Administration Industry; United States;


Reinhardt, Forest L., and Briana Huntsberger. "National Parks Conservation Association." Harvard Business School Case 703-045, March 2003. (Revised August 2005.)